Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas

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Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas
The complex stratovolcano of Sierra Nevada from the south
Elevation 6,127 m (20,102 ft)
Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas is located in Argentina
Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas
Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas
Location Argentina / Chile
Range Andes
Coordinates 26°29′31″S 68°33′34″W / 26.49194°S 68.55944°W / -26.49194; -68.55944Coordinates: 26°29′31″S 68°33′34″W / 26.49194°S 68.55944°W / -26.49194; -68.55944
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Holocene
Last eruption Unknown
First ascent December 12, 2000 - Robert Ayers, Tony Brake, Paul Doherty, Paul Morgan - United States

Sierra Nevada, also known as Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas, is a volcanic complex which lies in both Chile and Argentina. Some of the complex is of Holocene age, but there is also an older Pleistocene volcanism evident. The older material is to the east in Argentina. The complex lies in one of the most remote regions of the Andes, making study difficult. It covers a total area of 225 km².

Sierra Nevada is a remote peak on the Chile-Argentina border. As such it was probably the second last 6000m+ peak in the Andes to be climbed,[1] the first recorded ascent being in December 2000.[2]

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  1. ^ Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers (3rd ed.). Andes Publishing (Scotland). pp. 304 pp. ISBN 0-9536087-2-7. 
  2. ^ American Alpine Club Journal. 2002. p. 328.